python serial not working

am using the example program liquid crystal display in our arduino IDE. when i use the serial console it works perfectly. but when i use the following program its not working ......any help from python guys???

import serial ser = serial.Serial('/dev/ttyUSB0', 9600) ser.write('hello world')

try adding ser.flush()

http://pyserial.sourceforge.net/pyserial_api.html

When you open the serial port, the Arduino resets and hangs out in the bootloader for a little while to see if you're going to download a new program. Your Hello World is probably being ignored by the bootloader.

Add a small delay, perhaps a second or so, after the open and see if that helps.

I ship a python serial proxy named "bitty.py" with Bitlash; it may be useful to review, here: http://bitlash.net/wiki/bitty.py

Best,

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